01-16.61 To break the insulin-resistance cycle, we must have recurrent periods of very low insulin levels.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine): 

“The body’s knee-jerk reaction to insulin resistance is to increase insulin levels, which, in turn, creates even more resistance. To break the insulin-resistance cycle, we must have recurrent periods of very low insulin levels. (Remember that resistance depends on having both persistent and high levels.) But how can we induce our body into a temporary state of very low insulin levels? We know that eating the proper foods prevents high levels, but it won’t do much to lower them. Some foods are better than others; nonetheless, all foods increase insulin production. If all foods raise insulin, then the only way for us to lower it is to completely abstain from food. The answer we are looking for is, in a word, fasting. When we talk about fasting to break insulin resistance and lose weight, we are talking about intermittent fasts of twenty-four to thirty-six hours.” [1]

NOTE (my commentary): If we stop eating, insulin levels decrease. As the body shifts over to burning fat, insulin levels remain low. Eating fat likewise does not increase blood sugar and therefore does not increase insulin.

If all foods raise insulin, then the only way for us to lower it is to completely abstain from food.

Some chemicals, like artificial sweeteners, trick the body into believing that you are eating sweet sugars, so the body releases higher levels of insulin even though no calories are consumed.

The answer we are looking for is, in a word, fasting.

STRATEGY: If I am consuming too much food that increases blood sugar, if the flood of calorie creating food ceases, the flood of sugar in the body will drain away as it is used up.

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What does it say about Reality? (Any misperceptions to correct?)
What does it say that I need to obey? (What should be added to my strategy?)
How can I incorporate what is true into my Disciplines? (Specific methods?)
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?

SOURCE – Footnotes:
[1]  “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss” by Dr. Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes

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